Adopt Indian and Métis Project (AIM)

Allyson Stevenson writes: "From 1967 to 1969 [however Scoop policies continued into the 1980s), the province of Saskatchewan piloted the Adopt Indian and Métis Project as a targeted program to increase adoptions of overrepresented native children. The project was funded initially by the federal Department of Health and Welfare to determine if advertising Native children on television, radio and newspapers across southeastern Saskatchewan would induce families to investigate transracial adoption.

Economic Disadvantagement in the Aftermath of the North-West Resistance for the Métis

In 1885 certain land rights were extended to Métis peoples outside Manitoba. According to the amended resolutions, every head of family living in the Northwest Territories on 15 July 1870 would receive a homestead grant of 160 acres or a scrip certificate valued at $160. The children of these heads of families would be entitled to 240 acres of land or $240 of scrip. The 1885 Resistance placed many Métis peoples in the Batoche region in jail. This severely hindered the ability of families to survive economically.

‘Welfare and Relief Assistance for Indians’ Policy Document Issued

This document was the government’s first “unified ‘policy manual’” relating to welfare and relief assistance for First Nations people. It continued to stand behind the policies that had been put in place and continued since 1915. The document focused on the required degrees of support to encourage self-sufficiency, and its relationship to administration of relief.